Before you go further, please be sure you are applying for membership with YOUR REAL NAME, FIRST AND LAST, or if you are signing up as an organization, publisher, or project, list the organization name here; then list the name of the contact person in the next question.
What are your main areas of interest?
Jungian Psychology, Archetypal Psychology, Mythology, Liberation Psychology, Somatic Psychology, Transpersonal Psych
If you are signing up as an Individual Member, do you have a degree in Depth Psychology?
If so, from what institution?
Antioch University, Los Angeles
Please share a little about yourself by way of introduction. What draws you to Depth Psychology and what are you looking for from this community?
I am interested in learning different views on the topic. Depth Psychology is something I have just come into- I have come into realized that this is my path. I aim to spread depth psychology and help it grow as a field.
Do you belong to any other online Psychology-related communities or orgs? If so, which?
LOVE THE ICON!!! Anyway, back to the official welcome. Glad you joined the Alliance. There is quite a challenge to take depth psychological perspectives into a world that seems so materially bound. I hope the Alliance will be both instructive and supportive of your goal and a good place to share your successes and challenges. Again, welcome and I look forward to your posts.
Hi Krissy. Welcome to the Alliance!--I'm so happy to encounter a likeminded soul who also feels called to help depth psychology grow as a field! I am very passionate about that personally.
Meanwhile, I believe as you explore the community a bit you will find a dynamic group of likeminded people who are all deeply drawn by the field of depth psychology. While there are many Jungian analysts and clinical psychologists here, our members come from many walks of life--artists, writers, doctors, healing professionals, counselors, students, business people, etc--so there is much cross-disciplinary knowledge and experience here to be shared.
On that note, there are many opportunities to engage as you browse the site. When you're ready to jump in, please feel free to post a topic for discussion in the forum, respond to someone else's post, or share a link to an article or web site you like. You can also post a few paragraphs of your own blog in the Blogs section and put a link so people can go to your site and read the rest.
Also, you may want to consider joining the online book club—There's a new author each month, and you can jump in at anytime and participate at whatever level you wish.The Book Club is all done via writing in an open forum, so you can read all the comments that have gone on so far and get a feel for what's happening. As you may know, April's featured book is "Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism" with Jungian analyst Ken Kimmel.
In case you need detailed help getting started and navigating the site, you can use the following link-- http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com/page/navigating-the-site--and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions at all! I look forward to seeing you around the community~Bonnie Bright, Founder